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1.  Family Violence Prevention Week Coordinating Committee Looking for Information

The Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention (PAC) Family Violence Prevention Week Coordinating Committee (FVPWCC) is requesting information from community organizations regarding activities planned for Family Violence Prevention Week that will run from February 13-19, 2011.  The FVPWCC is compiling a schedule of events that will be held around the province.  The schedule will be publicized through various media outlets and will be posted on the PAC website.  Organizations who would like information on their events included in the schedule are requested to send details of the event including the specific date, time and place to me at or to Philip Matusiewicz, Executive Director of PEI Family Violence Prevention Services, at by January 21, 2011. Thank you !

Wendy Verhoek-Oftedahl, Ph.D.
Family Violence Prevention & Community Development Coordinator
Child and Family Services
Community Services, Seniors and Labour
161 St. Peters Road,  PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Telephone: 902-368-6712
Fax: 902-368-6186

2.  Ottawa Workshop on Human Rights of Women

The Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) is hosting an AGM and a workshop on how international women’s human rights norms can be used in local advocacy.  The workshop will facilitate discussions about how you can use the UN Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in your work and your communities to advance the human rights of women.   This two day event will happen on February 9-10th in Ottawa.

For more information, you can contact Julie Lalonde at julie@fafia-afai.orgor at 613-232-9505 ext: 113



1.   Vanier Institute of the Family Seeking new Executive Director

The Vanier Institute of the Family is seeking a seasoned leader who is capable of guiding the highly-respected organization that is Canada’s leading voice on family issues.

The Executive Director will be someone who has solid credentials in the academic, government, or NGO sector, where they have demonstrated a strong commitment to Canada’s families.

Based in Ottawa, the Executive Director understands the current trends and policy issues central to the well-being of Canada’s 8.9 million families and has the proven experience necessary to provide leadership in the intellectual, managerial and fundraising activities that will grow the Institute’s reputation for quality research, and its national profile as a balanced commentator on family issues.

Experienced in dealing with all forms of media, the Executive Director will have the capacity to tell the stories of Canada’s families by communicating the work of the Institute, preferably in both official languages, to its diverse constituencies.

Visit for more information on the responsibilities of the position and the application process which closes February 2nd, 2011.

L’Institut Vanier de la famille est à la recherche d’un leader chevronné capable d’assurer la direction de cet organisme hautement respecté et reconnu tant pour son expertise en matière familiale que pour sa connaissance de la réalité des familles canadiennes. Le candidat possède une solide expérience dans le domaine universitaire, gouvernemental ou non gouvernemental et a démontré son adhésion à la cause des familles canadiennes.

En service à Ottawa, le directeur exécutif comprend les tendances actuelles et les questions stratégiques essentielles au bien-être des 8,9 millions de familles canadiennes. Il possède l’expérience nécessaire pour assurer la direction de l’Institut sur les plans de la recherche, de la gestion et du financement, de manière à accroître son rayonnement national par la qualité de ses recherches et le caractère nuancé de ses positions en matière familiale.

Habitué à toutes les formes de médias, le directeur exécutif a la capacité de rendre compte de la réalité des familles canadiennes auprès de divers publics par une diffusion du travail de l’Institut, accomplie de préférence dans les deux langues officielles.The Vanier Institute of the Family is seeking a seasoned leader who is capable of guiding the highly-respected organization that is Canada’s leading voice on family issues.

Pour de plus amples renseignements sur les responsabilités associées à ce poste et sur le processus de sélection, visitez le

La date limite de réception des candidatures est le 2 février 2011.


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